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ISRO Online Free Course

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) provides a free online GIS and Remote Sensing courses with Certificate.

IIRS (Indian Institute of Remote Sensing) Outreach program focuses on strengthening the Academia and User Segments in Space Technology & Its applications using Online Learning Platforms. Under this program, the two modes of content delivery system are developed using online learning platform;

  • Live & Interactive mode (known as EDUSAT)
  • E-Learning mode

Live and Interactive mode

The live and interactive mode of distance learning is enabled through Internet and A-view software platform developed by Amrita e-learning Lab in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. The programs are available through the Internet without any cost to the user.

The live and interactive sessions will be conducted by experts from IISR-ISRO and other knowledge Institutions. IIRS has successfully conducted 22 such courses so far with participation of over 120000+ participants from 1000+ academic institutions, government departments and industry. The beneficiaries of the program may include:

  • Central/State/Private Universities & Academic Institutions
  • Central & State Government Organizations/Departments
  • Research Institutes
  • Geo-spatial Industry
  • NGOs

Registration for the Courses

Register the Institute
  • Determine your eligibility:
    Before applying online, make sure your eligibility. Eligibility details are given below:
    • The course is open for all the Students of undergraduate course/ Postgraduate course (any year).
    • Technical/ Scientific Staff of Central/ State Government Ministries/ Departments
    • Faculty / Researchers at university / institutions are also eligible to participate in this course.
  • Selection of Course details:
    During online application form you have to select the course which you wish to apply.
  • Universities/institutions/Institute:
    We have a list of universities/institutions/colleges networked under the IIRS Outreach Programme. Select your university. If your university is not listed, please refer Procedure to join IIRS Outreach network. After approval from IIRS /ISRO, you can register.
  • Personal Details:
    Please provide your personal details like Name, Designation, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, E-Mail, etc.
  • Educational Details:
    Please provide your education details starting from SSC to Degree level
  • Other details:
    Please provide the detail as per the online form
  • Documents Upload:
    Please upload your recent photograph & identification proof
Register the Participant (Student)

Following guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures are issued for live & interactive courses under IIRS Outreach programme.

Register for the course through-
Please provide your details very carefully, especially your email ID and mobile number.
You will receive one registration number on successful submission of your application as a web page display and email message.
Account verification
Activate your account by clicking on a given link in your email. Once the account is activated and email is verified, your application will be available for selection process to Institute/Course coordinator/Director.
Documents verification
The course coordinator/Director will review your application and verify the submitted documents and approve or reject your application.
Successfully Submision
All the approved participants will receive an approval email with their login credentials of IIRS E-CLASS platform ( and Examination Portal ( Single user name and password will work for both the portals.

E-Learning mode

The initial focus of IIRS E-Learning course was to use EDUSAT/INSAT 4CR satellite for distance learning but extended the scope to use broadband internet so that access to large number of institutions/universities /individuals with little cost the user.

In this mode of online education, the teachers are available for live classroom during 15:30/16:00 to 17:30 hrs on a daily basis during the course. The practical exercises are being conducted as a live demonstration with open source and COTS packages. The live classes are being conducted using A-VIEW system developed by Amrita University funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Distribution of E-learning hours for available Courses

e-learning hours
Image Statistics0302
Basic Remote Sensing1903
Photogrammetry and Cartography1202
Digital Image Processing1407
Geographical Information System1907
Global Navigation Satellite System0402
Customization of Geospatial Tools0305
Applications of Geospatial Technologies-Theory04

For four months Certificate Course

Comprehensive certificate course on Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science- 4 Months duration.

Course Fees- 10,000/-

For One months Certificate Course

One month fundamental certificate courses on:

  • Basics of Remote Sensing.
  • Photogrammetry and Cartography.
  • Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System.
  • Digital Image Processing.

Course Fees- 2,000/-

To know more about e-learning please click here.

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